© 1999. Last revised 01/Nov/1999.
The Disneyland Railroad that encircles the Disneyland
park is a narrow-gauge railway featuring four steam trains
with various stops on the route.
All four of the locomotives are steam powered, fired
by oil-fueled boilers. Two of the engines were built specially
for use within the theme park, but two were bought in and
restored before being put to work hauling guests around the
All in all the complete round trip on the Disneyland
Railroad takes approximately 20 minutes, with stops at Main
Street USA, New Orleans Square, Mickey's Toontown and Tomorrowland
(New Tomorrowland). Guests can get on or off at any of the
stations (remembering that as with virtually all attractions
within the theme park there's no charge). Generally queues
for the railroad tend to be shorter at the Main Street station
than at the others, but there's not much in it so the best
advice for a round trip is just to join whichever queue you
think is acceptible as you pass it.
Hidden from all but riders on the railroad are the
Diorama and the Primeval
World Diorama. The 306 foot long Grand Canyon Diorama
was added to the park in 1958 three years after the park opened.
Adjacent to the Grand Canyon Diorama, the Primeval World Diorama
was added in 1966, inspired partly by Disney's 1940 Fantasia.